Never feel guilty about whether you choose to breast feed, bottle feed, or formula feed your baby. There are many cases where woman are not able to breast feed for many reasons.
I am definitely for breast milk, however, I am not here to judge you if you decide not to. The biggest thing is to prepare yourself and educate yourself either way you decide.
Many women do not realize that it can be difficult to breast feed and therefore do not learn about the subject. Please do this Ladies!
One way to do that is to read as much as you can about breast feeding and the issues that can arise. The book Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers is an easy way to do this!
Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.
Even if you have the best intentions to breast feed it may not be possible and then feelings of failure arise and this does not help anyone! Read this moving story from a Mama.
Also, speak to as many Mothers as possible, learn from their experiences and stories.
For many moms, there are multiple factors that go into the decision to breast feed – lifestyle, finances, personal preference, family support. But most moms agree that at the top of the list are the serious health and development benefits for your baby.
Research shows that breastfeeding offers many health benefits for infants and Mothers, as well as potential economic and environmental benefits for communities.
All in all, may your breastfeeding experience be a magical one!